Frankenstein & Never Let Me Go Comparison

Frankenstein, a gothic fiction written between the Romantic era and the Enlightenment era by Mary Shelley in 1817.  Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, a subverted dystopian novel published in 2005, is set in an alternate England in the late 1990s. The natural world is highly valued by both Ishiguro and Shelley, as they both [...]

How is Nature presented in Romantic Poetry?

Exploring the role of Nature in the works of Romantic Poets William Blake and William Wordsworth. Nature is presented as an essential constituent within Romantic poetry, encompassing the intrinsic pastoral reverence of poets belonging to the Romantic movement. Both William Blake and William Wordsworth are avid disciples of the championing of the natural world and [...]

Frankenstein: Key Quotations by Theme

Frankenstein: Key Quotations by Theme

Nature and Settings “these sublime and magnificent scenes afforded” “the thunder burst with frightful loudness from various quarters”, “I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed” Ch.2 “my eyes were insensible to the charms of nature”, “I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves” Ch.4 “a divine spring; and the season contributed greatly to [...]

Never Let Me Go: Key Quotations by Theme

Never Let Me Go: Key Quotations by Theme

Settings “A car was a rarity. And the sight of one in the distance was sometimes enough to cause bedlam during a class” p34 “Miss Emily…we probably recognised that it was her presence, intimidating thought it was, that made us feel so safe at Hailsham.” P39 “Normal people outside” p69 “One of the boys asked [...]

Essay Writing: References and Bibliography

Essay Writing: References and Bibliography

References When writing a longer essay for A-level which deals with multiple texts it is important to reference your quotations. This will help with the fluidity of your writing as you will not need to consistently re-introduce texts as you move between your sources and primary material. To do so in Microsoft Word, select the [...]

Othello: Knowledge Organiser

Othello: Knowledge Organiser

Download this Othello Knowledge Organiser with critical theory, intertextuality and context, and major Biblical allusions within the text. Key quotations for characters, useful epithets and Tier 2 Vocabulary. Subscriber Content Add content here that will only be visible to your subscribers. Subscriber Content Othello: Knowledge OrganiserDownload Subscribe to get access Read more of this content [...]

William Blake: ‘The Tyger’

William Blake: ‘The Tyger’

A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning on William Blake's 'The Tyger' from his collection Songs of Experience: The Tyger Annotated

William Blake: ‘Holy Thursday’ Innocence

William Blake: ‘Holy Thursday’ Innocence

A compendium of useful links, exemplar material, resources and home learning: William Blake: 'Holy Thursday' Innocence Annotated Poem Radio 4 Podcast: In Our Time 'Songs of Innocence and Experience' GetRevising: Criticisms for William Blake GetRevising: William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience notes

Frankenstein: The Importance of Procreation

Frankenstein: The Importance of Procreation

Plan for thematic analysis of Procreation in Frankenstein with a comparison to The Handmaid's Tale. Creation of Life: Traditional parent and child imagery Gothic Doubling: Relationships tied together through birth and death as well as suicide Power: God and the Creator figure. Transgression of the moral, natural and social order in both texts Power: Agency [...]